While some zodiac pairs work well because of their differences, others work together in harmony because of their similarities. Social, outgoing signs like Gemini and Aries work well for their mutual love of adventure and freedom, while practical signs like Capricorn and Virgo shine for their ability to understand one another.
However, there are also a LOT of zodiac couples that are doomed from the beginning, because their signs don’t mix and match – and they never will. Of course, there are always exceptions to these pairings, depending on the personality of the individuals, but if you’re looking to blame someone or something for your V-day singledom, see if your zodiac sign has anything to do with it!
Aries & Taurus
When you’ve got a ram (Aries) and a bull (Taurus) together, you can bet that there’s gonna be lots of stubbornness in this relationship, which makes these two an extremely incompatible pairing. While you might think these two could make a fiery match, instead it’s a relationship doomed to shouting matches, emotional stalemates, and almost zero budging on either part. They’re just too different! While Aries prefers to be adventurous, light-hearted, and daring, Taurus is more of a homebody who likes to have stability and offers more practicality than Aries wants.
Simply put, a Taurus will drag an Aries down with their slower pace of life and eventually make their Aries partner feel suffocated and restless. Sure, these couples can work for a while, but if you’re in it for the long haul, Aries should probably set their sights on someone more compatible, like a Gemini, Sagittarius, or Leo, all of whom match an Aries’ thirst for adventure and lust for life.
Taurus & Sagittarius
In addition to being a disaster when paired with an Aries, a Taurus is also terrible for a Sagittarius! Like an Aries, Sagittarius prefers to be the life of the party and to go out and enjoy themselves, whereas a Taurus is more of a Netflix and chill kind of person. The need for a change of scenery regularly (if you’ve got a bad case of the travel bug, chances are you’re a Sagittarius), rubs Taurus the wrong way, since they’d prefer you be content with them and only them.
The need for stability and knowing where you stand in a relationship is key for a happy Taurus, while the Sagittarius appreciates the chase – and the mind games – which Taurus is SO not here for. While this pair has been noted for having an active time behind closed doors, their fire burns out quickly because they’re simply not meant to last. Instead, a Taurus is better suited to a Cancer, Pisces, or Capricorn, because of their equal need for security.
Gemini & Pisces
As a fun-loving and adventurous Gemini, you need someone who can keep up with your energy and not try to fence you in. That means that your worst match is Pisces, because they want you all to themselves and get way too broken up if you have a change of heart or cancel plans. Face it, as the sign of the twins, you can be a little fickle and a bit careless, which is prime opportunity for a Pisces to read too deeply into things and get hurt (even though you aren’t usually aware of what mistake you made).
You’re simply too playful for the brooding Pisces, and you’re meant to get along better with a sign that can match your vibrancy instead of pulling you into a black pit of despair and sentimentality. Better choices for the Gemini include Libra, Aquarius, and Aries, since these lively signs can keep up with your energy levels.
Cancer & Aquarius
The calm water sign of Cancer is one that’s meant for peace and serenity, which is why the extroverted and adventure-seeking Aquarius is definitely a bad choice in the relationship department. If you ever feel like you’re the needy one in a relationship, it might be because you’re a Cancer who has paired with an Aquarius, since Cancers typically need more attention and love than the independent, carefree Aquarius.
This pairing is likely to deal with tons of arguments, since a Cancer can be a bit more traditional and conservative – especially in matters of the heart – whereas an Aquarius is a free spirit who doesn’t dwell on such issues, which can make a Cancer feel like they’re inadequate or not enough in the relationship. Plus, with all the worldliness that happens in an Aquarius’ life, you can bet that they’ll be correcting their Cancer mate at every opportunity – in public or private. Instead, a Cancer would be much better off with a Taurus, Scorpio, or Virgo, who can match their need for security and love.
Leo & Capricorn
Not only are you a major flirt, Leo, but you’re also a person with a taste for the finer things in life – which means that if you hook up with a Capricorn, it would be an immediate disaster. While you enjoy luxury and more than a little lust, Capricorns are known for being practical and reserved. Honestly, a Leo is bound to get bored with a Capricorn, whom they see as having little imagination and almost zero creativity, plus a perceived thriftiness in their affections which will rub you the wrong way, since the Leo requires constant praise and adoration.
While some of these other pairings might have a short shelf life, this coupling is doomed from the get-go, since there’s rarely even enough sexual chemistry to keep things afloat. Instead of hitching your wagon to cold, ambitious Capricorn, Leos are much better off getting involved with a Sagittarius, Aries, or Gemini, all of whom have a love of freedom, adventure, and social situations that keep the relationship spicy.
Virgo & Libra
Virgos get a bad reputation for being one of the more practical signs in the zodiac, but when they get matched with a compatible sign, they’re very giving and nurturing with their love. Unfortunately, Libra is not one of those signs.
A Libra is often seen as flighty and flaky, which the planned-out and logical Virgo sees as a sign of personal disrespect. While Libras are fun-loving and outgoing, the Virgo tends to be more quiet, preferring to take in a situation before becoming involved, which means they might be left out in the cold while the Libra decides to shine. A complicated relationship at best (but usually a one-sided, loveless one), Virgos deserve a better match than the Libra, who sees them as nitpicky, fussy, and overly critical. Instead, Virgos should look for greener pastures with a Taurus, Capricorn, or Cancer, all of whom can satisfy their need for security and practicality while still providing deep devotion that doesn’t always need to be on display.
Libra & Cancer
If a Libra doesn’t get along well with a Virgo, then they’re likely not going to get on well with one of Virgo’s best matches: Cancer. As the sociable and spontaneous Libra, you’re going to get downright sick of the overly-sensitive Cancer who requires a babysitter more than a partner (at least in your eyes). Libras enjoy the chase and have fun with multiple relationships, which is why they’re not usually too keen on settling down right away.
This is directly opposite to the Cancer’s perspective, since they need security and deep emotional connection – two things that can really drain a Libra. This coupling is the type that will go off the rails quickly, since they simply don’t see eye-to-eye on anything, with the Libra feeling increasingly resentful of whiny Cancer, and Cancer feeling like Libra doesn’t appreciate them or understand how a relationship works. Instead, Libras should look to Aquarius, Gemini, and Sagittarius to fulfill their lust for life and desire to socialize.
Scorpio & Aries
If you were in a soap opera or a Shakespearean drama, then this match would be ideal, because it’s fiery, combative, and intense. But, this is real life, and a relationship like that is bound to fail – but not until you’ve had several major blow-out fights first! Scorpios are known to be one of the most sexual and most mysterious signs in the zodiac, which is why it’s a no-go for Aries, since they prefer to have complete control and call all the shots, especially in relationships.
While both signs are independent and passionate, it can also lead to extreme jealousy in the relationship, since Aries doesn’t trust Scorpio completely because of Scorpio’s closed-off nature, and Scorpio is jealous of Aries’ outgoing and flirtatious personality. While stubbornness can be a good thing, these two signs match in their strength of wills, meaning that the fights that come of their pairing are long, bitter, and grueling. A better match for the Scorpio’s temper would be a Cancer, Capricorn, or Pisces, who can tame and appreciate this water sign.
Sagittarius & Virgo
When you’re living as the fun-loving, adventure-seeking Sagittarius, you’re gonna be forced to lock all that energy away if you pair up with a Virgo, because their practicality will nip that right in the bud! While Virgos have a need for security and order, Sagittarius prefers to go with the flow and refuses to be pinned down.
Getting together with a Virgo means giving up an awful lot of your true nature, which leads to the Sagittarius feeling resentful of being penned in, and actually may cause infidelity, since the Sagittarius will search for better matches elsewhere – while not letting the Virgo know a thing since they aren’t a fan of conflict. This relationship is doomed for a lot of tears, making it a hugely disastrous coupling that will leave a lot of emotional scars on both signs. One of the least compatible pairings in the entire zodiac, Sagittarius is better off getting together with an Aries, Aquarius, or Leo, since they all share the same sense of adventure and desire for entertainment.
Capricorn & Sagittarius
Another bad match for the Sagittarius, Capricorn is the buzzkill at the Sagittarius party. As a down-to-earth sign with a love of the logical, Capricorns are less sexual and adventurous than Sagittarius, but that’s only one of the issues in this disastrous pair. The Capricorn will also sneer at the Sagittarius’ flightiness and inability to grow up when the situation calls for it.
While the Capricorn might seem like a boring stick-in-the-mud, they’re really just focusing on the big picture, which the Sagittarius rarely bothers to see. Instead, they’ll see Capricorn as critical, sensible, and downright boring! Like the Virgo, Capricorn also has no chemistry with a Sagittarius whatsoever, meaning that they won’t even be able to enjoy a few fiery rolls in the hay before they rip out each other’s throats. Instead, the Capricorn should choose to match up with a Taurus, Pisces, or Virgo, all of whom understand the Capricorn’s need for security in order to find long-term success.
Aquarius & Scorpio
There’s simply no communicating for these two! While Aquarius is social and independent, Scorpio is more possessive and introverted. With so many balls in the air, Scorpio will feel that an Aquarius has no time for them, which means their jealousy and possessiveness (their two worst qualities) will be at an all-time high, making the Aquarius look for better options elsewhere.
If these two make it past the first couple of dates, they will have further arguments about their social life, since outgoing Aquarius will want a full calendar while Scorpio is much happier with just the two of them. Ultimately, it would be a relationship filled with fights since these two mix about as well as oil and water. For a better compliment to their adventure-seeking personality, an Aquarius should look for the love of a Sagittarius, Libra, or Gemini, all of whom enjoy being just as social as they are.
Pisces & Libra
This couple might work out at first, because one will be strongly attracted to the other, but soon their critical differences will outweigh any attraction. While Pisces is romantic and sensitive, Libra’s flakiness can make them feel unappreciated and like they’re simply another notch on the Libra’s bedpost. Plus, Pisces have a reputation for being sulky (which helps fuel their artistic side), making them a poor dinner companion for all the social events that the Libra prefers to attend.
These complications are what can lead to infidelity on both parts, since both signs have a tendency to stray from their mates. When paired together, that temptation becomes much greater, since they are simply not suited to each other, and any relationship between them will erode quickly. To better deal with the Pisces’ emotional side, this sign might instead look to a Cancer, Capricorn, or Scorpio for equal amounts of attraction and compassion.